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Leaders Make the Future, 2nd Edition by Robert Johansen

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1 Maker Instinct

Ability to exploit your inner drive to build and grow things, as well as connect with others in the making.

YOU HAVE NO CHOICE about whether or not to have maker instinct; everyone has it. You can choose, however, whether or not to let your maker instinct lie dormant or express itself. Leaders can choose whether or not to encourage people in their organizations to express their maker instinct.

The instinct to make is built into our language and ways of seeing the world. Ponder this long—but still only partial—list of maker idioms in daily use all around us:

• Making sense

• Making time

• Making money

• Making ends meet

• Making ...

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